How To Use Power Point Effectively

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How To Use Power Point Effectively

  1. 1. How to Use PowerPoint Effectively Ma Jing
  2. 2. Tips For Using PowerPoint Effectively in the classroom <ul><li>Key Attributes </li></ul><ul><li>before any contact with PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking: who they are and what they need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizing your teaching plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing a simple outline for PowerPoint </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Tips - continued <ul><li>Making connections / Visual makeover </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn as they make connections, which is the foundation of memory and ingenuity. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple channels is more efficient than a single one. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chose a best visual to aid the purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A vivid picture, that forms a solid visual connection to an abstract idea. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint makes it easy to create visuals. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Tips – continued <ul><li>Time Consumed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The class has a limited time to take in your entire presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit text to what is essential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple but not simplistic </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Tips - continued <ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>To do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use contrasting colors for the text and the background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the font size large enough to be seen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use short phrases to convey your message. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use simple slide transitions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not to do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid a busy screen with cluttering text or graphics. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid using many different text effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid cluttering screen with extraneous text, graphics or sound effects </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Model of Using PowerPoint Effectively in a Chinese Class <ul><li>Chinese / Characters mind mapping </li></ul>
  7. 7. Model - continued <ul><li>Chinese culture / Taiji mind mapping </li></ul>
  8. 8. Summary <ul><li>A careful educator can </li></ul><ul><ul><li>make the most of PowerPoint's </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>strengths for their class, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>but only with a healthy dose of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>communicative discipline. </li></ul></ul>

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